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Congo Names Victor in Presidential Vote, Rebuffing Independent Review

Supported by Congo Says Felix Tshisekedi Won Presidential Vote, Rebuffing Independent Review Image Felix Tshisekedi, left, was declared the winner of Congo’s presidential election on Thursday, despite independent assessments that a rival, Martin Fayulu, was the top vote-getter.CreditCreditBen Curtis/Associated Press By Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura Jan. 9, 2019 Congolese election officials, ...

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Kenya Supreme Court Nullifies Presidential Election

NAIROBI, Kenya — In a historic ruling and a first in Africa, Kenya’s Supreme Court nullified on Friday the re-election of a sitting president, ordering a new vote to be held within 60 days after finding that the outcome last month had been tainted by irregularities. It was a stunning ...

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Macron Quickly Assumes a Presidential Attitude

PARIS — France’s boyish president already has faced down Donald J. Trump, lectured Vladimir V. Putin and confronted the formidable French labor unions — all in less than three weeks. Seeking to shatter any doubts about his youthfulness and inexperience, President Emmanuel Macron, 39, has shown himself punchier and more ...

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Moldova presidential election appears headed to runoff

A member of a local electoral commission empties a ballot box at a polling station at the end of presidential elections in Chisinau, Moldova, 30 October 2016. EPA/DUMITRU DORU(Photo: DUMITRU DORU, EPA) CHISINAU, Moldova — Moldova’s presidential election appeared to be headed toward a runoff after a pro-Russia candidate’s lead ...

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A Presidential Friendship Has Many South Koreans Crying Foul

By CHOE SANG-HUN October 27, 2016 SEOUL, South Korea — South Koreans have been riveted for weeks by a scandal involving the president and a shadowy adviser accused of being a “shaman fortuneteller” by opposition politicians. The elusive figure, Choi Soon-sil, is a private citizen with no security clearance, yet she had ...

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